Manage and Sign Documents on your Plesk Server with cloudplan

Cloudplan file management Plesk

For secure content collaboration, cloudplan provides the software to build private clouds locally or globally. As a Plesk extension, cloudplan is integrated to allow users to host and share files directly on their server. 

Now, cloudplan has created a robust workflow and e-signature solution, and you can now use your Plesk server as private storage for documents. It focuses on the broader document management life cycle, integrating tools to collaborate on documents as well as build professional workflows for approvals, agreements and signing.

All documents that are stored on your Plesk server are available for search, analysis and further archiving. The software is designed for any size and type of business. 

Let’s take a look at the features of cloudplan:

Workflows

Workflows can be created and associated with an existing document, an individual form that is filled in during a defined process, or a webform for mobile use. You can attach new documents or files or even replace documents or users while running the workflows. Define your process steps with just a few clicks in the cloudplan portal.

Cloudplan esigning Plesk

eSigning

You can invite as many users as you want to sign documents electronically. The entire process is monitored automatically. Reminders are sent and at the end all users receive a log of every single step. Signing is possible on mobile and workplace devices. PDF, Office documents and web forms can be integrated.

 

Global Search

A powerful search engine is available to you with which you can search millions of your own documents for attributes in a split second. Regardless of which storage instance the files are on, every storage location, like your Plesk server, is included without you having to configure anything. 

 

Cloudplan Global Search Plesk

Workflow Design Without Coding

You can use the intuitive workflow designer to create templates for recurring tasks as well as team-wide sharing. It includes database fields that can be used for workflow automation and as tag sources for the global search.

 

Cloudplan esigning workflow Plesk

Common Use Cases

Purchasing

Order and approval processes, conclusion of contracts (rental, leasing, service, framework contracts) with electronic signature

Service / sales

Presentations, offers, drafting and processing contracts, tenders, visit reports, on-site documentation, maintenance protocols, repair reports, work slips, acceptance protocols, license agreements

IT

Software contracts, access authorizations and access management, work orders

 

When Can I Use eSigning?

With cloudplan, eSigning can be used out-of-the-box without any further requirements. On Windows, MacOS, and Linux, you can immediately access the feature via your web browser, and cloudplan also has a mobile app for android and iOS. Additional collaboration features and storage options can be used once you’ve installed a local client. 

 

Looking for a secure file management platform? Browse the cloudplan options on Plesk here.

 

What can go wrong without the best web hosting platform? [Infographic]

Without the right host for your website, a lot can go wrong for your business. Read on to learn more about the importance of choosing the right web hosting platform.

How important is choosing the right web host

Web Hosting Platform - infographic by Plesk

Choosing the right web hosting platform is as important as your site content. And the wrong web hosting platform can seriously impact your business. Your web host must protect your site from security breaches, and backup all your data in case of hacking.

Slow websites or ones that go down for even a few minutes will negatively impact your SEO ranking. (In this event, see how to turbocharge your website speed to get back on track.)

So how important is choosing the right web host? Let’s look at the facts.

One-second page load delay leads to 7% conversion drop

Load delay and conversion drop

Page loading time is one of the most important factors that contribute to your website’s success. Also, it affects whether visitors will return to your website and perform profitable or desired actions. According to Aberdeen Group, a 1-second loading delay can result in a 7% decrease in e-commerce conversions and can drop customer satisfaction by 16%.

Sites on Google’s page 1 load in under 2,000 ms

Sites on Google’s page 1 load in under 2,000 ms - Plesk

Websites that appear on Google’s first page of search results load in under 2,000 milliseconds and loading delays can result in a loss of 44.19% in page views for a 20 second loading delay. A slow-loading website isn’t likely to appear in the first page of Google’s results.

Need a mighty page speed boost? Check out Google Pagespeed Insights.

Almost half of websites are hosted on Apache servers

Apache servers - a majority

From all the billions of websites that exist on the internet, Apache servers are the most widely used with 46.9% of existing websites. NGINX is the second most popular with 37.8% of websites hosted on it. So, make sure your hosting platform supports this.

Stats for SMBs and large companies using private cloud

Stats for SMEs and large companies using private cloud - Plesk

Private cloud computing generally feels safer than public cloud computing because access to the resources in a cloud infrastructure is limited. However, many SMEs – about 8%, and even 24% of larger companies do not buy cloud infrastructure altogether. This is mainly because of lack of knowledge about cloud computing. Pick a web host with plenty of opportunities to scale to the cloud.

A whopping 86% of websites have serious security flaws

Whopping 86% of websites have serious security flaws - Plesk

Over 30,000 websites are hacked daily with 86% of websites having at least one serious security flaw, including these top brands.

Over half of WordPress sites run on an outdated CMS version

Over half of WordPress sites have outdated CMS version

One of the reasons why so many websites are hacked is because many of them run on an outdated CMS version. In fact, 56% of hacked WordPress sites, 84% of hacked Joomla sites, 96% of Magento sites and 81% of hacked Drupal were all hacked for the same reason.

Why Choose Plesk web hosting platform?

When it comes to choosing a web hosting platform, look for reliability and security more than anything. Want to offer users the ability to scale and grow your website quickly without compromising on quality? Then, a web hosting platform like Plesk is one of the best options to grow an enterprise website and maximize its potential.